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  1. Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II (The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History)
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  2. Alien Nation: Chinese Migration in the Americas from the Coolie Era through World War II (The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History)

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In this sweeping work, Elliott Young traces the pivotal century of Chinese migration to the Americas, beginning with the 1840s at the start of the "coolie" trade and ending during World War II. The Chinese came as laborers, streaming across borders legally and illegally and working jobs few others wanted, from constructing railroads in California to harvesting sugar cane in Cuba. Though nations were built in part from their labor, Young argues that they were the first group of migrants to bear the stigma of being "alien." Being neither black nor white and existing outside of the nineteenth century Western norms of sexuality and gender, the Chinese were viewed as permanent outsiders, culturally and legally. It was their presence that hastened the creation of immigration bureaucracies charged with capture, imprisonment, and deportation.

This book is the first transnational history of Chinese migration to the Americas. By focusing on the fluidity and complexity of border crossings throughout the Western Hemisphere, Young shows us how Chinese migrants constructed alternative communities and identities through these transnational pathways.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Elliott Young
Binding
Kindle Edition
EISBN
9781469613406
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
The University of North Carolina Press
Manufacturer
The University of North Carolina Press
NumberOfPages
370
PublicationDate
2014-11-03
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
ReleaseDate
2014-11-03
Studio
The University of North Carolina Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Used for my senior seminar paper because it was recommended by Dr. Maffitt ,who is a close friend to Dr. Young. Great!!!!! I got a lot of information from this book.
A timely and informative book that is a well documented work that should have lessons for understanding the situation of all immigrant groups.
Fascinating approach to an important subject.
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